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Further to the introduction of the +5 / -5 GOE, all statistics have been reset to zero starting season 2018/19. All previous statistics are now historical.

Progression of Highest Score

Personal Best Scores

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Short Program

Short Program

Free Skating

Free Skating

Ladies

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Short Program

Short Program

Free Skating

Free Skating

Pairs

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Short Program

Short Program

Free Skating

Free Skating

Ice Dance

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Rhythm Dance

Rhythm Dance

Free Dance

Free Dance

Season Best Total Scores 2019/20

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Ladies

Pairs

Ice Dance

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Short Program

Short Program

Short Program

Rhythm Dance

Free Skating

Free Skating

Free Skating

Free Dance

Highest Total Scores

Men (>150)

Ladies (>125)

Pairs (>125)

Ice Dance (>150)

Technical Score for the current & previous season

Senior Men

Senior Ladies

Senior Pairs

Senior Ice Dance

Junior Men

Junior Ladies

Junior Pairs

Junior Ice Dance

Historic Records: Scores achieved before 2018/19 season

Progression of Highest Score

Personal Best Scores

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Men

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Total

Short Program

Short Program

Free Skating

Free Skating

Ladies

Ladies

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Short Program

Short Program

Free Skating

Free Skating

Pairs

Pairs

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Short Program

Short Program

Free Skating

Free Skating

Ice Dance

Ice Dance

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Short Dance

Rhythm Dance

Free Dance

Free Dance

Historic Records: Ice Dance Scores achieved before 2010/2011 season

Progression of Highest Score

Personal Best Scores

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Compulsory Dance

Compulsory Dance

Original Dance

Original Dance

Free Dance

Free Dance

Explanatory Note:

Please note that the ISU Judging System in use for the 2004/5 season has been enhanced since the trials in 2003, which means that scores are not 100% comparable between this season and last.

The “S” or “J” in the final column indicates whether the score was achieved in a Junior or Senior competition. As the required elements for Junior competitions are slightly less demanding than for Senior competitions, scores in Junior competitions will tend to be lower.

The highest score tables will be updated after each Grand Prix of Figure Skating event and ISU Championship.

The “Progression of Highest Score” tables show how the highest scores have progressed since the first event where the ISU Judging System was in place, which was the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy.

“Highest Total Scores” lists all of the total scores over 125 for ladies and pairs and over 150 for men and ice dancing. You can therefore see how the scores of the top skaters have varied at different competitions.

The best results achieved in competitions operating under the ISU Judging System are referred to as “highest scores” and “personal bests”. The ISU does not currently recognize the highest scores as “World records”.

How Do Ice Dancing and Figure Skating Differ?

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Since before the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014, the U.S. Figure Skating (USFS) national governing body for the sport has been hoping to make a comeback and capture people’s attention in a sport that-despite the glittery costumes, graceful routines, and seemingly effortless jumps and spins-has become known for scandals, controversies, and losing competitions.

Figure skating has a long, sometimes-controversial history as one of the most-watched Olympic sports. (Who doesn’t remember the Tonya Harding–Nancy Kerrigan scandal? I, Tonya, anyone?) And the drama continues: In 2014, the USFS awarded Ashley Wagner the third spot on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team, despite a disappointing fourth-place finish, instead of giving it to Mirai Nagasu, who finished third (the official Sochi ladies team included Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds, and Wagner). Although there’s no official rule that says the skating federation has to base the Olympic team roster solely on the results of Nationals, it’s true that Nationals usually does determine who goes to the Olympics. USFS has only disregarded this rule a few times in history, a famous example being in 1994, when USFS gave a spot on the Olympic team to Kerrigan over Michelle Kwan who placed second in the 1994 National Championships, despite the fact that Kerrigan didn’t compete in Nationals at all that year due to her (now-infamous) injury. Come 2018, the USFS selected Nagasu over Wagner for the 2018 Pyeongchang team-sparking a whole new round of publicity for the sport.

Ice dancing is not without its own fair share of controversy. In 2002, at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, French judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne admitted she had been “bought off.” Le Gougne voted for Russian pairs skaters Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze rather than Canadians Jamie Salé and David Pelletierin exchange for a first-place vote for the French in the ice dancing competition. Ultimately her vote was discarded, and the Russian and Canadian pairs skaters shared the gold medal that year. But the incident left many people with a bad taste in their mouths about the validity of ice dancing as an Olympic sport.

Figure Skating vs. Ice Dancing

There are some basic differences between ice dancing and figure skating, though they’re in the same “envelope” of figure skating. The most notable difference is that ice dancing is thought of as ballroom dancing on ice, so the emphasis is on a graceful and entertaining routine that could easily be done on the ground. Ice dancers must dance to music that has a steady beat or rhythm, and it’s the only discipline in which competitors can use music with vocals. Ice dancing is always done in pairs, and no jumps or throws are allowed. Figure skating focuses more on jumps, lifts, death spirals, and spins. There are both pairs and men’s and women’s singles competitions. While figure skaters are scored on the connecting footwork between all of those elements, ice dancers are judged more on the precision of their footwork.

The U.S. track record for both sports is pretty solid: In men’s figure skating, the last U.S. medal was a gold from the 2010 games in Vancouver, earned by Evan Lysacek. The U.S. dominated ladies figure skating through the mid-2000s, with greats like Kristi Yamaguchi, Tara Lipinski, and Sarah Hughes gracing the ice and taking home gold-but U.S. women haven’t taken home a medal since Sasha Cohen’s silver medal in the 2006 Games in Torino. As for ice dancing, sister and brother pair Maia and Alex Shibutani (also known as the “Shib Sibs”) scored a bronze medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang. Pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White won a silver medal at the 2010 games in Vancouver then took home gold in Sochi in 2014. The U.S. hasn’t had a pairs figure skating team on the podium since 1988, but snagged the bronze medal at both the 2014 and 2018 Olympics for the overall team competition (which includes both figure skating and ice dancing athletes).

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GREENSBORO — When it came to selecting music for figure skater Nathan Chen, his choreographers chose a contrast in styles that are worlds and decades apart.

Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum, the three-time reigning champion in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships will skate his short program to “La Bohème,” sung by the late French-Armenian artist Charles Aznavour.

Then on Sunday, in the championships’ final competition, Chen will perform his long program to the “Rocketman” soundtrack, the 2019 film based on the life of rock musician Elton John.

“He’s a very extravagant character, and that’s not who I personally am,” Chen said of Elton John. “But at the same time, because I am skating to it, it’s who I’m trying to at least in some sense portray.”

His programs illustrate the range of musical choices that have opened to U.S. skaters since a 2014-15 rule change by the International Skating Union.

Three-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen competes in the men’s free skating during the figure skating Grand Prix finals at the Palavela ice arena, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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Before that, Chen wouldn’t have been allowed to perform to vocal music in the senior-level championships.

The rule change allowing vocal music in addition to instrumental applied to singles and pairs at the novice, junior and senior levels. The ISU long had allowed vocal music in ice dance.

Vocal music was first open to singles and pairs in the fall of 2014 at some ISU events. But the first U.S. Figure Skating Championships to allow vocal music were in Greensboro in January 2015.

The ISU’s move was designed to refresh the playlist and attract a bigger, younger audience to arenas and television broadcasts.

Music with lyrics was popular at first because of its novelty, said Tom Dickson, a former competitive skater who has choreographed programs for high-ranking skaters.

“Now everyone is used to it,” Dickson said. “So I can’t say right now that people use predominantly more lyrics than instrumental.”

Tomoki Hiwatashi of the United States performs in the men’s free skating program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Sapporo, northern Japan, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)

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Dickson choreographed Tomoki Hiwatashi’s long program, to be performed Sunday, to instrumental music from the 1911 Stravinsky ballet, “Petrushka,” about a Russian puppet.

For a skater in another competition, Dickson choreographed a long program to music from “Miss Saigon.”

“It would be a shame to do something like that and not be able to use lyrics,” he said.

“But on the other hand, I chose them sparingly, trying to be careful to get the point across without too much,” Dickson said. “With musical theater, you have to make sure you use the right parts that don’t start to get cluttered and hard to understand.”

Madison Hubbell (right) and Zachary Donohue compete during the Championship Dance Senior Rhythm Dance program at the 2020 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., on Friday, January 24, 2020.

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For ice dance pair Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, “We are both people that connect quite a bit to a person’s voice and what they’re saying with their lyrics,” Hubbell said. “We almost always end up being attracted to music with lyrics.”

They skated their short rhythm dance on Friday to Marilyn Monroe singing “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” and to “Let’s Be Bad,” from Megan Hilty and the cast of television series “Smash.”

“We had been looking at that piece of music, ‘My Heart Belongs to Daddy,’ for many years,” Hubbell said. “I have always absolutely adored Marilyn Monroe. That particular piece of music also satisfies something in Zach. He felt there was a lot of variety in it, there were a lot of different musical qualities.”

They will skate their long program Saturday night to music from the 2018 film “A Star is Born.”

“It’s not something we’ve been thinking about, considering it just came out this past season,” Hubbell said of “A Star is Born” music. “It’s just a lot of music that we enjoy hearing and listening to.”

Alysa Liu skates to the song “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from the musical “Funny Girl” in the championship ladies short program Thursday at the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. “My coaches and my choreographers choose a bunch of different types of music and styles of music, and I choose my favorite out of all of them,” Liu says.

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Alysa Liu skated her short program on Thursday to Barbra Streisand singing “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl.”

Liu performed her long program, or free skate, on Friday night to Jennifer Thomas’ “New World Symphony from Illumination” for piano and orchestra. (See correction at end of this story.)

“My coaches and my choreographers choose a bunch of different types of music and styles of music and I choose my favorite out of all of them,” Liu said. “Or even I will look up some music and find my own music. They don’t force me to skate to anything. If I like it, I will skate to it.”

Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc perform their routine in Thursday’s senior pairs short program to “A Storm is Coming” featuring Liv Ash. They will skate their long program today to an instrumental soundtrack featuring “Experience” by Ludovico Einaudi and music from the “Moonlight” film soundtrack. “We really liked the music ‘Experience,’ and we wanted to use it,” LeDuc said. “We both felt a connection to it. We felt it was in our wheelhouse as far as our style.”

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For their short program on Thursday, U.S. 2019 pairs champions Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc skated to “A Storm is Coming” by Tommee Profitt featuring Liv Ash.

They will skate their long program Saturday to an instrumental soundtrack featuring “Experience” by Ludovico Einaudi, and music from the “Moonlight” film soundtrack.

“We really liked the music ‘Experience’ and we wanted to use it,” LeDuc said. “We both felt a connection to it. We felt it was in our wheelhouse as far as our style.”

“The piece on its own is great but it wasn’t quite enough for the free skate,” LeDuc said “We listened around to different pieces that would complement it and set the story that we wanted to tell. I love the movie ‘Moonlight’ and was watching it and heard the piece that we ended up using. I thought, ‘Wow, this is a really cool piece. I wonder if we could mix the two together.’ I did a couple of cuts and was able to blend the two together. It ended up working pretty well.”

Leona Bloom of Raleigh was among spectators watching Thursday’s senior pairs short program.

“I would always prefer instrumental to lyrics when they are skating, so I can concentrate on the skating,” Bloom said.

Parker Pennington and Vaughn Chipeur long competed in figure skating but retired before the rule change allowing lyrics.

Now both work for skating companies and are attending this week’s championships.

They like the change allowing vocal music. It benefits not only skaters, but audiences, each said.

“If the audience recognizes music and they feel the skaters are emoting to it, it can connect more than pieces they are not as familiar with,” said Pennington, who competed on the national and international stages for more than 10 years.

A Canadian silver medalist, Chipeur retired from skating in 2010, after representing Canada in the Olympics.

“It used to be quite a conundrum,” Chipeur said. “‘What am I going to skate to?'”

Correction: Alysa Liu performed her long program Friday night to Jennifer Thomas’ “New World Symphony from Illumination.” An incorrect title was given in previous versions of this story.

Championships on ice: Stories, photos and more from the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro

The Greensboro Coliseum is playing host to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the third time. The national championships were also held there in 2011 and 2015. Competition for junior skaters began Tuesday, and the Olympics-level seniors will compete Thursday through Sunday.

Check back at greensboro.com each day for updates.

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Dancing On Ice: First same-sex couple don’t want to ‘be part of a circus’

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Dancing On Ice’s first same-sex couple have told Newsbeat they “don’t want to stand-out” or be “part of a circus”.

Steps singer Ian “H” Watkins has teamed up with professional skater Matt Evers in the latest series of the ITV show.

“For me, growing up I never had any visibility like this, nobody I could look up to,” says H who publicly came out in 2007.

It’s the first time a same-sex couple have been paired together on a competitive reality TV show in the UK.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The celebrity skaters taking part in Dancing On Ice 2020

The list of celebrities taking part in Dancing On Ice includes Love Island’s Maura Higgins, former footballer Kevin Kilbane and Paralympic gold medallist Libby Clegg.

They will all be judged on their moves by a panel including Olympic gold medallists Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and new judge John Barrowman.

The Welsh singer says ITV producers were “fully supportive” about his initial request to be paired with another man.

“I’ve auditioned for the show twice before and for one reason or another I couldn’t do it but the stars aligned this time.”

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ian “H” Watkins rose to fame as part of the pop group Steps

American pro-skater Matt Evers – the only regular still on the show since it launched in 2006 – says he’s surprised it’s taken so long for the show to feature a same-sex couple.

“This is for somebody like me, when I was nine. I was lost, lonely and felt like I had nowhere to turn.

“Let’s bring it out in the open. Growing up watching TV I didn’t have many – if any – role models. It’s nice to finally see this in the mainstream.

“I’m really proud and happy that has chosen to do this and has chosen me of all people.”

‘Difficulties of dancing with another man’

While both Matt and H are happy to be part of an historic TV moment – it does come with its own unique challenges.

“Coming into it, I wasn’t quite sure what the difficulties were going to be – the only thing we have found is in a certain lift,” says Matt.

“He rolls up over my shoulder and then goes into like a crucifix position and, let’s just say, where I am supposed to put my hands – his anatomy gets in the way.

“Anatomy that a female may not have. That’s the only thing that’s been different.”

Image caption Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher were crowned winners of Strictly 2019

Although Dancing On Ice is the first to feature a same-sex pairing, there has been speculation that Strictly Come Dancing will do the same next year.

In August, the BBC said it was “completely open” to it “should the opportunity arise”. And in November, the show featured it’s first same-sex dance routine.

Strictly star Johannes Radebe said he felt liberated for the first time in his life after performing with fellow professional Graziano di Prima.

While some viewers praised the move and said the routine moved them to tears, the BBC received around 200 complaints.

H says he knew that Dancing on Ice making the move “would be a big deal, it has to be a big deal – for it not to be a big deal.

“Once this is out of the way hopefully they’ll do it again next year and nobody will blink an eye.”

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Same-sex ‘Dancing on Ice’ couple sparks hopes of greater LGBT+ representation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two men taking to the ice might seem uncontroversial, but as a same-sex couple competing together this week on British reality TV show “Dancing On Ice”, singer Ian Watkins and professional skater Matt Evers are set to make television history.

The show, which begins on January 5, will mark the first time a same-sex couple has competed together on a dance-themed reality TV show in Britain, sparking hopes from campaigners of more in the year to come.

“It’s long overdue but very welcome, proving that same-sex couples are increasingly in the mainstream and accepted,” veteran LGBT+ rights campaigner Peter Tatchell told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Thursday.

“For young people, particularly those coming to terms with an LGBT+ identity, having same-sex couples on primetime television is a very positive, supportive affirmation of who they are.”

While the “Dancing On Ice” pairing will be a British television first, same-sex couples have performed in other competitive reality TV shows around the world.

In 2016, U.S. model and actor Nyle DiMarco and South African dancer Keo Motsepe peeled off from their female partners to dance a routine together on the U.S. show “Dancing With The Stars”.

Drag queen Courtney Act, whose real name is Shane Jenek, was paired with a male partner for the Australian version of “Dancing With The Stars”, taking to the stage for the first dance in February 2019 and eventually being voted runner-up.

And last month, actor Jakob Fauerby and professional dancer Silas Holst won the Danish version of the show.

There has been a long tradition of same-sex couples in dance, according to a spokesman at London’s Pineapple Dance Studios, which regularly hosts both same-sex and mixed couples.

“As in popular plays in which gender roles are deliberately confused to serve the plot of the play, adding same-sex couples to popular shows might help to educate the audience about the skills and strengths necessary to execute a technical piece.”

Last year, two professional dancers on the BBC’s long-running flagship show “Strictly Come Dancing” performed in a same-sex pairing, raising hopes that a contestant might follow suit when the program airs again later this year.

At the time, the BBC said in a statement the show, which has frequently featured LGBT+ contestants, was “inclusive”.

“We are completely open to the prospect of including same-sex pairings between our celebrities and professional dancers in the future, should the opportunity arise,” the BBC said.

However, the dance routine sparked almost 200 complaints from viewers, showing the issue still mattered, said Lisa Power, a founder of British LGBT+ rights group Stonewall.

“It clearly does still matter because there are still people squawking with indignation about it. It won’t matter when nobody bats an eyelid,” she said.

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The U.K.’s reality series Dancing on Ice broke ground on Sunday when it featured the show’s first-ever same-sex skating couple. Judge John Barrowman, an out actor known for Arrow and Torchwood, cried at the sight of two men, actor and former pairs skater Matt Evers and Ian H. Watkins (of the pop group Steps), taking to the ice together, according to Metro UK.

The men, who are both gay, skated to Panic! at the Disco’s “High Hopes” for the pivotal moment that resulted in a standing ovation when the men completed their routine.

When the camera turned to the judges, Barrowman, with tears streaming down his face, said:

“I am . That makes me happy on a complete multitude of levels just because of seeing two men who represent someone who is like me and to skate as well as you did, you’ve done it now, the nerves are out of the way. We’ve shown that two men can perform and skate together. So now do the tricks. It doesn’t have to be what you did before with the man-woman thing … you know, man-man, switch it up, do leaders different ways. Be versatile, you know what I’m saying? I’m overwhelmed. I’m almost speechless. It was just wonderful.”

When judge Holly Willoughby asked the men how it felt to make history on the show, Watkins said, “I’m emotional because I’ve wanted this for so long and it means so much to so many people. The world is ready for this.”

“I just have to say thank you to the network, thank you to ITV, and thank you to everybody at home that is accepting of this because this is normal. This is absolutely normal,” Evers said.

The partners on the ice were interviewed on This Morning.

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The 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships returned to the ice inside the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in North Carolina on Saturday.

Nathan Chen finished first in the men’s short program for the fourth consecutive year with a dominant performance. The 20-year-old Yale University sophomore topped the table with a 114.13, which broke his own scoring record. The next-closest to Chen was Jason Brown, who notched a 100.99.

Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Christopher Knierim won the pairs free skate championship, while Madison Chock and Evan Bates ended the evening with a victory in the free dance championship.

Below is an overview of Saturday’s action.

Men’s Short Program Championship

Leaderboard

1. Nathan Chen (114.13)

2. Jason Brown (100.99)

3. Andrew Torgashev (97.87)

4. Vincent Zhou (94.82)

5. Tomoki Hiwatashi (94.21)

6. Aleksei Krasnozhon (80.71)

7. Camden Pulkinen (79.19)

8. Sean Rabbitt (77.71)

9. Yaroslav Paniot (77.10)

10. Jordan Moeller (71.87)

Full results available at U.S. Figure Skating’s official website.

Recap

Chen’s winning streak since the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics looks likely to continue after his short program.

The Olympian dazzled Saturday:

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“Everything felt really calm and really paced,” Chen told reporters after his program. “Throughout the program, I felt like I was really in control of everything that I was doing. Yeah, I was really happy with the program that I put out and hopefully I’m able to continue that throughout the rest of the season.”

Chen battled through a “two-week cold or flu bug” earlier this month, NBC Sports’ Nick Zaccardi relayed, which limited his practice leading up to the championships. Nobody would have known based on how he skated, though—he nailed a quad flip, quad toe-triple toe combination and triple axel.

Chen’s excellence overshadowed a solid outing by Brown:

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Brown also finished second to Chen last year in the short program.

“How substantial is Chen’s lead?” NBC Sports wrote. “No other skater, pair or dance couple has led a U.S. Championships by double digits after a short program since the Code of Points was instituted in 2006. Chen has now done it three times in the last four years.”

Chen can become the first man to capture four consecutive national titles since Brian Boitano did so in 1988, per NBC Sports.

Pairs Free Skate Championship

Leaderboard

1. Alexa Knierim and Christopher Knierim (216.15)

2. Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson (213.57)

3. Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea (204.07)

4. Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc (197.12)

5. Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier (186.25)

Full results available at U.S. Figure Skating’s official website.

Recap

Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Christopher Knierim made history Saturday.

According to NBC Sports, the duo became the first American pairs figure skaters to take home three national titles since 2002.

It was anything but easy.

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After dazzling during the short program, Christopher Knierim fell in Saturday’s skate and put additional pressure on the rest of the routine. Fortunately for the pair, they built a big enough advantage in the short program to edge out their training partners, Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson.

“I think I was more excited when I saw the results and saw that they got second, and we got first, than when we won,” Christopher Knierim said on the broadcast (h/t NBC Sports). “We skate with them every day.”

While Calalang and Johnson didn’t win, they surpassed 2016 U.S. champions Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea. Kayne and O’Shea were solid but unspectacular but at least held off Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc for the bronze.

Cain-Gribble and LeDuc made a handful of errors, while fifth-place finishers Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier could not overcome a fall.

Free Dance Championship

Leaderboard

1. Madison Chock and Evan Bates (221.86)

2. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue (217.19)

3. Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker (201.16)

4. Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko (194.16)

5. Caroline Green and Michael Parsons (180.25)

Full results available at U.S. Figure Skating’s official website.

Recap

It’s been a long journey, but Chock and Bates returned to the top of the podium at the U.S. Championships.

The duo topped defending champions Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue behind a snake-inspired performance to win the title after finishing in second or third place in the last four nationals.

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According to NBC Sports, they became the first American skater, couple or pair to go five years between victories at nationals “in many decades.”

They also did so in dominant fashion, as the 4.67 points that separated the first- and second-place finishers was the largest since Meryl Davis and Charlie White won at nationals in 2014.

“It feels so good to have it finally realized,” Chock said on the broadcast (h/t NBC Sports).

Nathan Chen has leaned on Brian Boitano during times of crisis and injuries. At the U.S. Figure Skating Championships the last two days, Chen showcased not only his jumps — six quads between two programs — but some of the mental strength gleaned from the 1988 Olympic champion.

Chen, who said he competed on one week of full training after a flu bout, was his usual standout self, becoming the first man to win four straight national titles since Boitano in 1988.

He distanced runner-up Jason Brown by 37.29 points, totaling 330.17. Chen won all of his national titles by at least 37 points. No other skater, pair or dance couple has won by more than 33 points since the Code of Points was instituted in 2006.

Chen landed a pair of quad toe loops, a quad flip and a quad Salchow in his Elton John-themed free skate.

“I was, again, pretty worried about my stamina coming into this competition, but the audience really helped me get through it,” the Yale sophomore told Andrea Joyce on NBC.

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Boitano and Scott Hamilton, the other most recent man to win four straight, sat together inside the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum.

“It’s a huge deal for me to be able to take the next step to, not necessarily becoming one of these legends, but sort of follow in their footsteps,” Chen said. “These guys have done amazing things well beyond what I’ve already accomplished. It’s amazing to be able to have that sort of inspiration in front of you and have something to look forward to.”

Besides Chen, five of the six men to earn four straight U.S. titles since World War II went on to earn Olympic gold, which Chen will aim for in 2022. He’s undefeated since placing fifth at the PyeongChang Olympics with a disastrous 17th-place short program followed by a leading free skate. He was arguably the favorite for gold.

Chen now heads to March’s world championships for another matchup with two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu. Chen routed Hanyu twice in 2019, by 22.45 points at worlds and 43.87 at December’s Grand Prix Final.

“If I start focusing too much on the results, and I start trying to focus on going to this competition because I want to continue this quote-unquote streak, it will probably be the end of it,” Chen said. After his Grand Prix Final romp, Chen called Hanyu a “skating god” and said the Japanese megastar was still capable of outperforming him.

Brown, skating Sunday to music from “Schindler’s List,” earned his best nationals finish since winning the title in Greensboro five years ago.

He did so without a clean quad, having his one attempt in the free skate downgraded. Brown has never landed a quad in competition. Still, he beat Chen in artistic scores in the short program, coming back from a preseason concussion in a car accident.

“It’s probably the best skating that I’ve done,” said Brown, a 2014 Olympian who changed coaches after missing the PyeongChang Olympics, moving to Brian Orser‘s group in Toronto.

Tomoki Hiwatashi, the world junior champion, jumped from fifth after the short program onto the podium in third. He landed a pair of quads in a clean free skate, making his case to be named to the three-man world championships team.

But that spot was instead given by a U.S. Figure Skating committee to fourth-place finisher Vincent Zhou.

Zhou, the world bronze medalist, finished fourth with one quad in his free skate. Zhou had minor jump landing errors, competing after not training properly for the entire autumn while a freshman at Brown. He moved to Toronto in late December, changed coaches and resumed training a month before nationals.

Andrew Torgashev, the surprise third-place skater from the short program, fell twice on quad attempts and dropped to fifth.

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Figure skating

20th-century champions

Figure skating currently contains more female than male participants, but this has not always been the case. At the first world championships, held in St. Petersburg in 1896, only a men’s event was skated. Pairs were not introduced until 1908 and ice dancing not until 1952. The first woman to participate in a world championship event, Madge Syers of Great Britain, did so in 1902. Because the rules did not specify the sex of participants, Syers entered the world championships held in London, and she finished second only to Salchow, who offered her his gold medal because he thought she should have won the event. The next year the ISU rules were changed to specify that women could not enter the event, but a separate women’s category, which Syers won for the first two years, was finally created three years later.

Twenty-one years later Sonja Henie emerged as the first major female skating star. She reigned as world champion from 1927 to 1936 and parlayed her fame into a Hollywood career. Winning her first world title at the age of 14, she was the youngest champion until Tara Lipinski won the world championship in 1997 at an age two months younger than Henie. Lipinski also dethroned Henie as the youngest female Olympic champion by winning the gold medal in 1998 when she was 15. Canadian Barbara Ann Scott, the first non-European to win a world championship, became a professional skater, as did both Henie and Lipinski, after she won an Olympic gold medal in 1948.

Sonja Henie performing in her Hollywood Ice Revue of 1950.Pictorial Parade

Dick Button was the first great American male star of the 20th century. Now regarded as the “voice of figure skating,” he won five world titles (from 1948 through 1952) and two Olympic gold medals (1948 and 1952) along with seven U.S. national championships (from 1947 through 1953). Button also completed a double axel at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the first skater to land such a jump in competition. While Button’s success paved the way for the emergence of more multirevolution jumps in figure skating, other male skaters developed different aspects of the sport. Karl Schäfer, for example, introduced new elements into spinning by creating a “blur spin,” or scratch spin, where the skater rapidly spins on one foot in an upright position.

The U.S. figure-skating community was devastated in 1961 by a plane crash that killed the entire U.S. team. The team was on its way to Prague for the world championships when the plane crashed on approach to Brussels. The championships were canceled. Although the United States had lost such potential world champions as Laurence Owen, American skating returned to world prominence in 1966 when Peggy Fleming, renowned for her elegance and grace, won the women’s world title in Davos, Switzerland, and an Olympic gold medal two years later in Grenoble, France. Fleming followed in the footsteps of such great American Olympic champions as Tenley Albright (1956) and Carol Heiss (1960). Janet Lynn, an Olympic bronze medalist in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan, and Dorothy Hamill, an Olympic gold medalist in 1976 at Innsbruck, Austria, were also part of the ascension of women’s skating in the United States. New coaches who went to the United States included Carlo Fassi, an Italian singles champion in the 1940s and ’50s. He coached Americans Fleming and Hamill as well as British Olympic champions John Curry and Robin Cousins.

Katarina Witt of East Germany, dominating women’s singles in a manner that had not been seen since Henie, won Olympic gold medals at both the 1984 (Sarajevo, Yugoslavia) and 1988 (Calgary, Alberta) Winter Games. American Scott Hamilton (see Sidebar: Scott Hamilton: Training for Olympic Gold) won four world championships (1981–84) as well as an Olympic gold medal in 1984. Earlier, American brothers Hayes and David Jenkins had won successive Olympic gold medals at the 1956 and 1960 Games. Brian Boitano continued the American Olympic dominance by winning the gold medal in 1988.

While the United States continued to produce singles champions, the Soviet Union was the master of pairs. French pairs skaters Andrée and Pierre Brunet won Olympic gold medals in both 1928 and 1932, but the dominance of the Soviet Union became apparent in the 1960s and lasted into the 21st century. Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov won Olympic gold medals at the 1964 (Innsbruck) and 1968 (Grenoble) Games. Irina Rodnina won three Olympic gold medals (from 1972 through 1980) with two different partners, Aleksey Ulanov and Aleksandr Zaytsev. This dominance continued into the 1980s when Yelena Valova and Oleg Vassilyev won the gold in 1984 (Sarajevo). Yekaterina Gordeeva and Sergey Grinkov won the gold twice (1988 and 1994), as did Artur Dmitriyev (1992 and 1998) with two different partners, Natalya Mishkutenok and Oksana Kazakova. The 2002 Olympic gold medal was shared by two pairs because of a judging controversy—Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze of Russia and Jamie Salé and David Pelletier of Canada.

Irina Rodnina and Aleksandr Zaytsev (U.S.S.R.).Tony Duffy/Allsport

Ice dancing was introduced as an Olympic event in 1976, and Soviet teams dominated the sport. Teams from that country won an Olympic gold medal in 1976 (Lyudmila Pakhomova and Aleksandr Gorshkov), 1980 (Natalia Linichuk and Gennady Karponosov), 1988 (Natalia Bestemianova and Andrey Bukin), 1992 (Marina Klimova and Sergey Ponomarenko), and 1994 and 1998 (Oksana Grichuk and Yevgeny Platov). However, Great Britain’s Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean took the gold in 1984, and Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat of France placed first in 2002, winning France’s first gold medal in figure skating since 1932.

Theories vary on the reason for the dominance of the former Soviet Union. One school of thought says the political and cultural forces in the country emphasized group accomplishments over individual achievement. The cultural emphasis on dance and ballet may also have been a factor, as well as the inclination of pairs and dance teams to stay together, since athletes were rewarded handsomely under the Soviet regime. Furthermore, the top singles coaches resided not in Russia but in western Europe and the United States. With the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, however, many Russian coaches and their skaters moved to the United States to take advantage of its superior training facilities. European and American pairs and dance teams benefited from Russian coaching, and the gap between Russia and the rest of the world began to close. At the same time, the Russians began to produce better singles skaters, partially because of access to American facilities and coaching and partially because they used different training techniques, which set them apart. Russians began to dominate men’s figure skating in 1992 when Viktor Petrenko won the Olympic gold medal. In 1994 Aleksey Urmanov won the Olympic gold medal, while Ilya Kulik won it in 1998 and Aleksey Yagudin in 2002.

List of the greatest figure skating pairs of all time. These are the figure skating pairs who have delighted audiences and fans with their grace and artistry, leaving a lasting imprint on the sport and setting the bar for future pair skaters. Although they’ve all retired from the sport, they live on as the greatest figure skating pairs the sport has ever seen.

Can pair skating be any more romantic than when a husband and wife skate their way to victory together, enchanting audiences along the way? Perhaps the quintessential example is skating pair Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov. They not only captured four champion titles at the World Figure Skating Championships — they also earned two gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games. But the couple had a fluidity and flair that many find more memorable than their medal count, a combined energy that ended too soon when Grinkov tragically passed away at the age of 28.

Of course, not all of the greatest figure skating pairs were romantically involved. Some, in fact, had a different sort of intimacy, like Kitty Carruthers and Peter Carruthers, a sister and brother team. Together they won the top spot at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships four times and became Olympic medalists in 1984 when they earned the silver in the pair skating competition.

This list contains all of the greats from the history of pair skating. Both fans of figure skating and those individuals with only casual interest in the sport will probably recognize these names, especially since many competed (and medaled) in the Olympics. No matter their medal counts, however, they’ve all left their mark on the sport, earning them a spot on this list of the greatest figure skating pairs of all time.

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Women’s Final Results
Gold: Alysa Liu — 235.52
Silver: Mariah Bell — 225.21
Bronze: Bradie Tennell — 220.86
4. Karen Chen — 193.65
5. Amber Glenn — 186.57
6. Starr Andrews — 181.78
7. Sierra Venetta — 176.37
8. Courtney Hicks — 175.28
9. Gabriella Izzo — 174.41
10. Rena Ikenishi — 171.81
11. Maxine Marie Bautista — 171.46
12. Gracie Gold — 161.75
13. Emily Zhang — 158.36
14. Paige Rydberg — 150.12
15. Sarah Jung — 149.38
16. Alex Evans — 142.70
17. Caitlin Ha — 139.37
18. Alyssa Rich — 138.54

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Men’s Final Results
Gold: Nathan Chen — 330.17
Silver: Jason Brown — 292.88
Bronze. Tomoki Hiwatashi — 278.08
4. Vincent Zhou — 275.23
5. Andrew Torgashev — 260.64
6. Aleksei Krasnozhon — 241.32
7. Camden Pulkinen — 236.08
8. Dinh Tran — 220.88
9. Sean Rabbitt — 213.46
10. Yaroslav Paniot — 209.79
11. Ryan Dunk — 199.45
12. William Hubbart — 195.87
13. Jimmy Ma — 193.85
14. Jordan Moeller — 191.25
15. Joonsoo Kim — 177.03
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Pairs’ Final Results
Gold: Alexa Scimeca Knierim/Christopher Knierim — 216.15
Silver: Jessica Calalang/Brian Johnson — 213.57
Bronze: Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea — 204.07
4. Ashley Cain-Gribble/Timothy LeDuc — 197.12
5. Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier — 186.25
6. Audrey Lu/Misha Mitrofanov — 181.49
7. Olivia Serafini/Mervin Tran — 171.21
8. Jessica Pfund/Joshua Santillan — 165.93
9. Nica Digerness/Danny Neudecker — 164.12
10. Laiken Lockley/Keenan Prochnow — 147.07
11. Maria Mokhova/Ivan Mokhov — 143.29
12. Allison Timlen/Justin Highgate-Brutman — 135.10

Ice Dance Final Results
Gold: Madison Chock/Evan Bates — 221.86
Silver: Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue — 217.19
Bronze: Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker — 201.16
4. Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko — 194.16
5. Caroline Green/Michael Parsons — 180.25
6. Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter — 173.67
7. Eva Pate/Logan Bye — 155.82
8. Livvy Shilling/Alexander Petrov — 133.93
9. Bailey Melton/Ryan O’Donnell — 96.02

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Live Results

2019 GEICO U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Part of the Team USA Champions Series, presented by Xfinity

Figure skating fans from across the country and around the world will descend upon Detroit this January to witness the brilliance, power and breathtaking beauty of a LIVE figure skating competition. Known as a major ice dance hub in the United States, Detroit’s revitalized and thriving downtown is an excellent city to welcome the top American figure skaters as they compete for the crown of U.S. champion in the ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dance disciplines. The 2019 GEICO U.S. Figure Skating Championships is the perfect event for the figure skating fanatic and the casual skating fan to join together in celebrating this incredible sport and cheering on Team USA figure skaters.

The U.S. Championships, held since 1914, is the nation’s most prestigious figure skating event in the United States. U.S. champions will be crowned in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dance at the senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile levels of the U.S. Figure Skating competitive structure. The event serves as the final qualifying event to make the U.S. World Figure Skating Team every year and the U.S. Olympic Team every four years. The 2019 GEICO U.S. Figure Skating Championships is part of the 2019 Team USA Champions Series, presented by Xfinity. The champions series showcases numerous Olympic sports throughout the season, highlighting the year-round quest of Team USA athletes to compete at the Olympic Games.

Past champions include 2018 Olympians Nathan Chen, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani and Mirai Nagasu and skating legends Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi and Scott Hamilton.

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Date Skaters is part of the Online Connections dating network, which includes many other general and skater dating sites. As a member of Date Skaters, your profile will automatically be shown on related skater dating sites or to related users in the Online Connections network at no additional charge. Nathan Chen is the first skater to land six quadruple jumps in the Olympics. He won a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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2002 Olympic Pair Skating Champions David Pelletier and Jamie Salé were married on December 30, 2005. They began skating together in 1998 and started dating in 1999. Pelletier proposed to Salé on Christmas Day 2004. The couple performs professionally in Stars on Ice and lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is a figure skating competition held annually to crown the national champions of the United States. The competition is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating. In the U.S. skating community, the event is often referred to informally as “Nationals”. In a sports artistry is as vital as athleticism, it is still surprising to us that Rippon made the headlines this week not because of his skating abilities but as a proud gay man in his field. Several world-class male figure skaters did come out later to the public, only after they won major competitions like the Olympics

Olympic Figure Skating Pairs Who Are Actually Couples

When you’re watching pairs figure skating, it’s impossible not to project some kind of narrative about the skaters being a real couple. But actually, some of the pairs that skate together are also … Chris Knierim and Alexa Scimeca Knierim were married one year after winning their first U.S. pairs title in 2015. Now, the couple has achieved their dream of competing in the Olympics together. Figure skating focuses more on jumps, lifts, death spirals, and spins. There are both pairs and men’s and women’s singles competitions. While figure skaters are scored on the connecting footwork between all of those elements, ice dancers are judged more on the precision of their footwork.

PHOTOS: Which Figure Skating Pairs Are Dating? – Heavy.com

Figure skaters who ice skate or ice dance in pairs have long been fooling the world with their undeniable chemistry. Each time these athletic couples take the ice, just about everyone finds … Married pair figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim sealed their season-best performance, on Friday morning at the 2018 Winter Olympics, with a kiss on the ice — and a chorus of …

Winter Olympics Pairs Skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim …

Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim are partners on and off the ice. When the pairs skaters take the ice in PyeongChang Thursday evening, they’ll be the first married pair to compete at the … Figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of Team USA react to the crowd after kissing in the Pairs Skating Short Program at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics at the Gangneung Ice … The height difference is especially stark when it comes to the pairs skaters, since the woman is tossed several feet in the air on some moves; the lifts, unlike those in ice dancing, involve …

Olympic Figure Skating pairs who found Love on Ice | Top Moments

Some Figure Skating couples did not only capture a medal at the Olympic Games but also each other’s hearts! We show you 6 Figure Skating couples who became a couple off the ice and how their love … Access official results for the Figure skating event Pairs mixed at the PyeongChang Winter Games Olympics, plus view video highlights of top performances. …

Why are American women failing to medal in Olympic figure …

Why are American women failing to medal in Olympic figure skating? Four of the top five finishers in the 2018 women’s free skate were from Russia, including gold medalist Alina Zagitova, center … American pairs figure skater Ashley Cain suffered a scary fall at the Golden Spin of Zagreb in Croatia on Friday after her partner Timothy LeDuc appeared to lose his grip on her at the end of an …

Which Pairs Figure Skating and Ice Dancing Couples Are …

Many figure skating pairs and ice dancing pairs look so natural together, you assume they’re dating. Find out which ones are real couples off the ice! At Nationals, American pairs teams reflect on state of U.S. pairs skating. Figure Skaters Online January 10, 2018. U.S. Championships; Figure Skaters Online January 10, 2018 By Claire Cloutier, special to Figure Skaters Online . Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim were nominated Sunday to fill the U.S. pairs slot at the 2018 Winter Olympics. It was a joy-filled moment for the couple; the … Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim spent their Valentine’s Day in Pyeongchang, South Korea skating for Team USA in the Olympic figure skating pairs competition. Days after winning bronze in the team portion, the married couple sealed their romantic short program set to “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge! with a kiss.

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